Shanti commented on my previous post and asked what is in a 72 hour survival kit. So here is the recommended list. This is taken directly from the sheet they gave us Thursday.
A couple of notes from me.
- You will need to modify some of these depending on the size of your family. Also, if you have children, it is recommended that oyu have games, books, coloring books, and other items to keep them entertained.
- I assume ice packs refer to the chemical dry ice packs which are stored and broken open when needed.
- All these items should fit into the 5 gallon bucket.
- This list does not include food. You will need to consider food for your family to eat. Canned foods that can be cooked on the camp stove, plus things like granola bars, and other non-parrishable items. Also, prepackaged MREs (Meals Ready to Eat) are available from Long Life Foods are available for $4-$5 each. I’ve been told to avoid the spaghetti though.
It will cost you about $150 – $200 to put one together. You can also find them pre-assembled on the web. The idea is to have all of this together so you can grab-and-go if something happens. Let me know if yall have any questions about it.
EDIT: I fixed the link to Long Life Food.